Holly Lodge is an attractive single storey over garden level double fronted Regency villa enjoying an enviable location in the heart of Blackrock Village on the lower end of Carysfort Avenue. Built in the early 1800s, the property is full of character with many original features including ceiling cornicing, ceiling roses, signature fireplaces, sash windows and window shutters. The spacious accommodation has been very well maintained by four generations of the same family since 1928.
The rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn benefits from bright easterly orientation, ample scope to extend (subject to planning permission) and a gated pedestrian entrance leading to the Blackrock Business Park where there is a designated off-street parking space.
Eleven granite steps lead to the entrance hall door with an attractive fanlight. The bright and well-proportioned accommodation extending to approximately
153 sq. m / 1,646 sq. ft comprises a welcoming entrance hall, to the left of which is a bright drawing room with an original marble feature fireplace and an ornate centre rose. There are double doors from the drawing room which open into the rear facing room which is currently being used as a bedroom but could easily be returned to another reception room. To the right of the entrance hall is a front facing room currently in use as a bedroom. Further down the hall there is one more bedroom as well as a wc and a separate bathroom.
On the ground floor level there is a large kitchen/breakfast room with a useful pantry for storage as well as a living room and a fourth bedroom. There is a shower room with wc and access to the rear garden. There is storage space under the front steps as well as access to the front of the house through a second front door.
There is a fantastic selection of shops in the recently upgraded Blackrock Village Centre and the Frascati Shopping Centre. The village also includes some of southside Dublins finest array of restaurants and cafes.
The sea is only a five-minute walk from the house and coastal walks along Blackrock Park and Seapoint Avenue are an amble away. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the impressive Carysfort Park is located within a minutes walk with a large lake, playground, mature woodland and nature areas.
Also nearby are Blackrock Bowling and Tennis Club and Rockfield Park.
There is an excellent selection of both primary and secondary schools in the area including Carysfort National School, All Saints National School, Willow Park, Blackrock College, St Andrews College, Newpark Comprehensive and Sion Hill. The Smurfit Business School is located within 500 metres up Carysfort Avenue.
Public transport options are very hard to beat with the DART in Blackrock village, multiple bus routes and the Aircoach all within a short walk from the front door making access to the city centre and the airport very easy.
Charming 4 bed villa style family home
Built in the early 1800s and retained in the same family since 1928
Private c.49 ft long rear garden with scope to extend (stpp)
Off street parking space located to the rear in the Blackrock Business Park
Retaining many of the original period features
Well-maintained low maintenance front garden with pedestrian access
Superbly located in the heart of Blackrock
Surrounded by excellent primary and secondary schools
Short walk to DART station
Close to numerous bus routes
Entrance Hall 10.12m x 1.31m. Inviting entrance hall with high ceiling, ornate cornicing and centre rose, fan light over the front door and accommodation off.
Drawing Room 5.14m x 3.35m. Front facing reception room with attractive original marble feature fire place, ceiling coving, ornate centre rose, large sash window and folding double doors connecting with what is currently bedroom 1.
Bedroom 1 4.63m x 3.35m. Bright rear facing bedroom with wood floor, fire place, ceiling coving, wooden sash window, folding double doors interconnecting with the drawing room.
Bedroom 2 3.75m x 2.92m. Front facing double bedroom with eaves fitted wardrobes, original marble mantle piece and sash window with wooden shutters.
Bedroom 3 3.43m x 2.93m. Bright rear facing bedroom with attractive fireplace, fitted wardrobes, ceiling coving and views over the garden.
Bathroom 2.49m x 2.10m. Bath, whb, part tiled walls and electric shower.
WC 0.75m x 2.12m. WC
Hallway 9.88m x 1.28m. Downstairs hall with understair store, centre rose and accommodation off.
Lower Entrance Porch 1.54m x 0.98m. With under stair storage
Living Room 3.31m x 3.69m. Downstairs front facing reception room with TV point and fire place.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.29m x 6.66. Very spacious kitchen/breakfast room with ample floor and eye level storage units, electrolux cooker, Tricity Bendix dishwasher, Indesit washing machine and pantry off.
Pantry/Utility Room 3.24m x 1.56m. Very useful storage room with built in storage units.
Bedroom 4 3.32m x 3.37m. Rear facing downstairs double bedroom.
Shower Room 1.24m x 2.48m. Wc, whb and shower.
Garden Very private east facing rear garden with lawn, rear patio, well stocked flower beds, pedestrian rear access, large storage shed which could be used as a workshop (stpp).
Approx. 15m long x 9m wide